PETERS – We need a new approach to drug trade before more bystanders die

Rex Gill. (Image: Facebook)

ALMOST EXACTLY A MONTH AGO, we asked in this space why we can’t have a nice, peaceful drug trade.

This was just a few days after a double homicide RCMP told us was related to the drug subculture.

The reaction was swift and dismissive from many in the public sphere: “It’s just rats killing rats. Who cares?”

…with a couple of extra epithets thrown in for additional dehumanization.

Now even those who like to dehumanize criminals have good reason to care.

RCMP have reversed course on their initial messaging that the public need not be concerned, as the whole thing was targeted.

Police now say one of the victims, Rex Gill of Penticton, was an unintended target.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

1 Comment on PETERS – We need a new approach to drug trade before more bystanders die

  1. One might wonder who identified this fellow as a target and how word got to the shooter(s) to carry out the attack.
    Read up about the love of money, not the love of drugs, that is the likely root cause of these kinds of things.

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